Mace's Tour Dell'Italia raises nearly £60,000 for charity
Between Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 July 2018, 30 intrepid Mace employees, clients and supply chain partners took on the epic cycling challenge of Passo dello Stelvio and the classic Italian climbs of Gavia and Mortirolo. They covered 256 miles with a total ascent of 30,800 feet and burned approximately 13,000 calories each.
Mace’s COO for Consultancy, Jason Millett, lead the cohort of riders made up of Mace’s employees from across the global business, entrants from Mace client Jaguar Land Rover and our supply chain partners Dornan Engineering, GKR Scaffolding Ltd, In the Dark Productions and Project7 Construction.
The team raised an impressive £58,114 which will support the work of the Mace Foundation. As a charitable company supported by Mace, the Foundation strives to make a real difference through its charity partnerships with Construction Youth Trust, LandAid, Mind, YHA Breaks for Kids, Macmillan Cancer Support and match funding programme.
Mace’s Tour Dell’Italia was generously sponsored by AJ Morrisroe & Sons Ltd, Dornan Engineering Services Ltd, GKR Scaffolding Ltd, Mace, Project7 Construction Ltd and Target Site Services Ltd.
Jason Millett, Mace’s COO for Consultancy, said:
“It’s been amazing to be part of this group of cyclists – a trip that none of us will ever forget. There was a fantastic camaraderie to get each of us over the line or up the mountain. It was a tough challenge and pushed many of us to the absolute limit of our endurance. There was a joint sense of purpose: we were working to both challenge ourselves and raise as much money as possible, helping to make a positive difference to the communities where Mace has an impact.”
Endaf Jones, Creative Director at In the Dark Productions, said:
“Thanks to Mace and the Mace Foundation for welcoming suppliers onto such a fantastic challenge and to raise money for such a worthy charity. It was an unforgettable journey.”
Peter Millett, Construction Facilities Director for Jaguar Land Rover, said:
“The Jaguar Land Rover team were so proud to be part of the tour; it was such a massive achievement and a great thing to do for charity. The scenery was unbelievable, the terrain was out of this world and it was some of the best and toughest cycling I’ve ever done.”
Watch the video of the challenge here.
“It’s been amazing to be part of this group of cyclists – a trip that none of us will ever forget.”